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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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Noel from Enosa arranged everything as planned, we finally ended up reaching the summit in 6 days in ...
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  • Operator Enosa Expeditions Active 7 minutes ago
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel & Tent
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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  • Dec 11
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6 Day Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek (Machame Route)

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6 day trekking tour through Machame Camp, Shira Camp, Barranco Camp and 6 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
  • Operator White Snow Travel Ltd
  • Activities Trekking & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping
  • Age Range13 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,500 06 days View Tour
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  • Dec 11
  • Dec 12
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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route (8 Days)

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Incredible experience made a million times more memorable due to the warm, welcoming, new G-adventur ...
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  • Operator G Adventures Active 1 day ago
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  • Accommodation Hotel & Camping
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Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking combined with Wildlife Safari

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Very beautiful trip, with all the logistics organized with this local company. everything was five s ...
From US$ 2,900 13 days View Tour
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  • Dec 09
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Machame Route 6 Days 5 Nights

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From Amos greeting us at the Kilimanjaro airport, to Guides, and all of the porters and our cook hel ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Migration Venture Africa Ltd Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range10 to 80 years old
From US$ 1,450 06 days View Tour
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  • Dec 11
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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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Fast and concise answers anytime we needed some infos. Gody was super great. We recommand Bless Afri ...
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  • Operator Bless Africa Tours and Safaris Active 17 hours ago
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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  • Dec 11
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Kilimanjaro - Machame route

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Anapa is a well organised travel agency, they answer quickly and they met perfectly our demands. Mar ...
  • Operator Anapa Travel Africa Tours
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping, Tent, Guest House, Sleeping Hut & Hut
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,983 09 days View Tour
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  • Dec 13
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Mt. Kilimanjaro - Umbwe route, 8 days

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8 day trekking trip through Moshi, Umbwe Camp, Barranco Camp and 5 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Altezza Travel
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Hotel, Tent & Camping
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,806 08 days View Tour
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  • Dec 11
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Eight-Day Kilimanjaro: Machame Route

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Kilisa Tours & Safaris is really a perfect tour operator and we were able to contact from the email ...
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  • Operator Kilisa Tours & Safaris
  • Activities Climbing
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Age Range7 to 85 years old
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Kilimanjaro - Machame route, 7 day Private

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I was part of a group of 3 hikers wishing to climb Kilimanjaro via the Machame route in 7 days
  • Operator Maasai Wanderings
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Camping & Tent
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
From US$ 2,395 07 days View Tour
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  • Dec 11
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6-Day Tanzania Explorers Machame climbing

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6 day explorer trip through Machame Hut, Shira Camp, Barafu Camp and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Anapa Travel Africa Tours
  • Activities Explorer & Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping & Tent
  • Age Range5 to 98 years old
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Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit

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The staff at Zara are wonderful, very friendly and welcoming. The guides that Zara use are professi ...
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  • Operator Zara Tours
  • Activities Trekking & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping, Hut, Tent & Hotel
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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6 Days Trek to The Roof of Africa - Kilimanjaro

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6 day trekking trip through Machame Camp, Shira Camp, Barranco Camp and 4 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
  • Operator Seven Wonders Safaris
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Camping & Tent
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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7 Days Machame Route

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7 day trekking tour through Machame Camp, Shira Camp, Barranco Camp and 5 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Braventure Africa
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Hotel, Tent & Camping
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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Kilimanjaro Machame route Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 42 customer reviews
Kilisa GOOD as the first Reviewed Tour: Six-Day Kilimanjaro Climb: Machame Route
5 - Excellent
  • Ellis James
  • From Austria
“We went with Kilisa tours based in Moshi, this was my second trip to Tanzania, as I was here with my 16-year-old son on October 2017 ... It was memorable and unforgettable, promised to come back and so I came with my 23-year-old daughter this year. This visit was as good as the first. As the title of the review states. I would rate it all this local tour company if it were possible.
We arrived to check in early, meet the group we were sharing the experience with and they were awesome, got geared up and then started our adventure
We did the 6-days trek via the Machame route which is a very beautiful scenery and it was worthy every minute. The landscapes are really amazing. The hiking is tough but thanks to the guides who were fantastic and reassuring and did put our minds at ease and answered questions while gave information every step of the way.

The porters were Incredible
Fresh, delicious meals everyday made the adventure even better. And shout out to our chef Juma a.k.a Mama Mayoo, lol that’s was what we were told to call him
The WHOLE CREW were friendly and experienced had so much energy and they made everything funny and exciting! [They seem genuinely glad to be of service to you] as they provided a great experience for us. They made my daughter feel like a queen and went above and beyond their role and made us feel relaxed and comfortable with the whole trek

definitely worth every penny
The best part was the experience, because this is really a lifetime experience that we will not forget. We highly recommend this event for those seeking a safe, but breath-taking, experience in Kilimanjaro mountain Climb.”
Why do I recommend Kilisa Tours & Safari Reviewed Tour: Eight-Day Kilimanjaro: Machame Route
5 - Excellent
  • Rohan Klopfer
  • From Switzerland
“Kilisa Tours & Safaris is really a perfect tour operator and we were able to contact from the email to the personal WhatsApp-communication with Naick

Shawn and I spent about 2 weeks in Tanzania, with arrangements made this local tour company who supplied our guide Bacari and Tammy Throughout the Mountain and Chris during our safari and everything was taken care off

porters/cook. Our trip was spent climbing Kilimanjaro 8-Days via Machame Route while we got the chance to Spend a night at Crater Camp during descent and spent 5-Days visiting various animal parks and that include Lake Manyara, Siringet, Tarangire and Ngoro Ngoro but we also we had one day to tour around Moshi town before we departure. We’re so happy we had a great experience with this company.

During our safari we saw more animals and beautiful scenery than we ever thought we would, everything was just thrilling.

And during the climb, well ...It was challenging but worthy the experience besides I asked Bacari and he said All ages and all types climb and summit, so don't let that detour you from trying. Approach with common sense and respect the mountain [Fact] Lol

Okay Why do I recommend this company? So far Kilisa’s Team were attentive, friendly and extremely kind ever since we arrived everything was great and from the experience we had with it feels like it’s their priority to continue providing top-notch service to customers like you always which is I highly recommend you and you and you

Besides they offer the best prices and the highest quality Briefly, everything was really great!

It was truly an amazing wondrous experience.! In the end, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro was one of the best experiences in my life.”
The tour operator responded on :
“Dear Rohan

Thank you for your feedback! Your satisfaction is our pride and helps us to give the best of ourselves to make the guests' stay unforgettable. As you experienced during your stay our mission is providing our customers an experience with a cozy atmosphere and a friendly service!

We hope to see you back in future.

Kind regards,
Juliana”
The best possible experience Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
5 - Excellent
  • Pablo Javier Sanchez Santana
  • From Spain
“Noel from Enosa arranged everything as planned, we finally ended up reaching the summit in 6 days instead of 7 through Machame route.
I highly recommend Enosaexpeditions.com, they got the best possible team. Big thanks to our guides Wilfred, Mahamod and Fratterino, we wouldnt have reached the summit without them. Also a big thanks to all porters, cook and our favorite waiter Bariki.
All services were provided as agreed, our tents were ready every day when reaching the camps, marvelous food and very good advise by the guides.
Remember, of you want to make it all the way up to Uhuru peak, just go Pole Pole and follow your Enosa guides.
Hakuna Matata!”

Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Overview

Approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the southwest, Machame is the second most popular of the Kilimanjaro routes. It is also known as the “Whiskey” route since it is more arduous than the “Coca Cola” (Marangu) route owing to its longer and steeper walks, and lack of sleeping huts. Although Machame is regarded a difficult route, it paradoxically has a higher success rate than the Marangu Route.

Beginning at the south-west side of the mountain, the route takes around six day to complete; however, seven days is advised for a day should spent for acclimatization for safety reasons and for a higher probability of a successful summit. Climbers will sleep in designated campsites in tents. Trekkers have two options to reach Uhuru Peak. Majority of the trekkers choose the long Barafu Trail that offer the scenic view of the Rebmann Glacier. The other route is on the Western Breach Route, which is more thrilling and traverses through Lava tower and the Arrow Glacier.

The Machame Route is a very popular trail probably because climbers experience spectacular scenic beauty and diversity. The trail starts off by traversing through the lush, green rainforest to the moorlands and then to dry and dusty Shira Plateau. After climbing up to the Uhuru Peak in the Arctic climate zone, the descent is made on the steep Mweka Route, which allows trekkers to experience the dry mountain desert and the lowland forest. So, take this route if you want a more challenging and scenically varied trail to the mountain and don’t mind crowds.

Machame Route - Trek Facts
Trek Difficulty: Moderate To Difficult
Trek Duration: 7 Days
Max Altitude: 5,895 Meters
Accommodation: Camping
Best Season: All Year

Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Itinerary

The below is a sample itinerary. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 1: Trek starts and we will go to Machame Camp 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 2: To Shira Camp 4 – 5 hours
  • Day 3: To Barranco Camp via Lava Tower 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 4: To Barafu Camp via Karanga Valley 7 - 8 hours
  • Day 5: To Summit and Mweka Camp 11 – 14 hours
  • Day 6: To Moshi 3 – 4 hours

Trekking facts for the Machame route in a nutshell

  • It is the most popular route -- 45% of climbers
  • Heavy Traffic
  • Moderately expensive (comparatively) as it starts at a remote location
  • Camping
  • It is a very scenic route (and also the reason for its popularity)